Gourmand Vivek Singh on south-east London

Words by
Sphere Life
Photography by
Gemma Day

22nd March 2017

The Executive Chef and CEO of the Cinnamon Collection reveals his top tips on places to go in South East London, including delicatessens, bookshops and scenic spots

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Vivek Singh at the Cinnamon Club

Vivek Singh at the Cinnamon Club

PIZARRO 

194 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ

This is a great spot to enjoy a selection of traditional Spanish tapas over a glass of cava. The tapas are always made from the finest seasonal ingredients and are delicious.

josepizarro.com

 

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE HEATH 

74 Tranquil Vale, SE3 0BW

This is one of London’s oldest bookshops where you can find all sorts of rare and secondhand books, as well as maps and old prints.

bookshopontheheath.co.uk

 

BAMBUNI WINE & GROCERY

26 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QF

This lovely delicatessen has a charcuterie counter, craft beers, fine wines and great coffee and cake. It’s my favourite place to get wine, cheese and beer.

bambuni.co.uk

 

HORNIMAN MUSEUM

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ

With its array of taxidermy animals, an aquarium and a musical instrument gallery, the museum is a treat for the curious mind and also boasts a beautiful botanical garden.

horniman.ac.uk

 

GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL

Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT

I love cycling alongside Deptford Creek to the Cutty Sark and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which crosses beneath the Thames to the Isle of Dogs. From here I cross over on foot, coming out into Mudchute.

royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

BOROUGH MARKET

8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL

Filled with so much lovely fresh produce and speciality ingredients, I see this market as “London’s larder”.

boroughmarket.org.uk

 

THE POINT

Maidenstone Hill, Greenwich Park, SE10 8SY

A great place for spectacular panoramic views and a quiet space to relax and read a book.

 

BOROUGH KITCHEN COOK SHOP

16 Borough High Street, SE1 9QG

This is full of quality cookware, from pots and pans to handmade wooden bowls.

boroughkitchen.com

 

THE TELEGRAPH AT THE EARL OF DERBY

87 Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW

This pub has a great community vibe and is situated at the start of Telegraph Hill, which has wonderful views of the London skyline.